Dessert Hummus

I’ve been meaning to write a witty, thoughtful post for days, but work has completely fried my brain every day this week. There’s been some extra stress too – health concerns for myself and family, potential major life changes ahead…I need a massage and a vacation. Luckily, we bought tickets for Hawaii next month (woohoo!!!) and it can’t get here soon enough.

In the meantime, here’s my version of a delicious treat we really enjoy making, especially for weekend desserts. I present to you…Dessert Hummus!

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I’m not even going to make a recipe card for this. It’s too simple to warrant such formality. I don’t measure anything in it, so…have fun experimenting!

Here’s what you need:

1 can chickpeas, rinsed in warm water, skins removed (this sounds like a pain, but I promise you it ensures a smoother texture. You don’t have to do it, but you may get some chunkier bits. Rinsing in warm water helps the skins pop off. We figured out we could skin them and drop them right into the food processor to speed things up).

Smooth peanut butter – maybe 1/2 cup or so (we use Kirkland organic – it’s a nice liquid texture that blends well)

Maple syrup – maybe 1/4 – 1/3 cup? I just pour

Baking powder – maybe 1/2 teaspoon

Cinnamon – about the same

Vanilla extract – a dash

Salt – a smaller dash

Chocolate chips

Here’s what you do:

Dump everything except the chocolate chips into your food processor. Blend until it looks smooth and creamy like hummus. Scoop out, pour in chocolate chips, stir, and ENJOY! My secret ingredient is the cinnamon.

For the original recipe, check out Chocolate Covered Katie, if you haven’t already discovered her!

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